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Les Enfants Fantastiques! A Review of Pamela Druckerman's Bébé Day by Day'

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

They say that those who fight the hardest are those who are the most alike, so perhaps it shouldn't have surprised me that when it comes to parenting, the English and the French have quite a bit in common.

Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

Christine Gross-Loh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Christine Gross-Loh

Though parents around the world have the same goals, American parents like me (despite our very best intentions) have gotten it all backwards.

Pamela Druckerman Answers Your Questions

Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents

A different approach to bedtime and more.

Valentine's Day With Kids, French-Style

Catherine Crawford | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Catherine Crawford

You can perhaps imagine my shock two years ago when my then-6-year-old asked me if she should "make a Valentine's Day present list." At first, I was impressed -- what a sophisticated joke. Alas, no joke. "Seriously, Mommy. What are you going to get me? I mean, besides candy."

Why French Kids Eat Everything

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

So what's the secret? Why are these French kids so cooperative at the table? Why DO they eat everything?

Hey, You, American Parent, Apparently You Suck

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 05.06.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

Have we all really lost sight of common sense and perspective like the media keeps beating into our heads? Or have you also had enough of being told that you're doing it all wrong?

Superior French Babies? Vraiment?

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 04.09.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

Peel back the layers of cultural stereotypes meant to catapult vulnerable and tired American parents into a perpetual state of self-doubt and longing for all things French, and all I reach is one conclusion: Good parenting is borderless.

Are The French Really Better Parents? A Different View From Paris

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 04.08.2012 | Parents
Paige Bradley Frost

As an American mom raising my own children in Paris, I agree that the French do parent differently. Very differently. But the relevant question here is not how is it different but why?

Why 70s Parents Are Superior to French Parents

Amy Wilson | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Amy Wilson

Last year's "Tiger Mom" tempest made Amy Chua a bestselling author, and Pamela Druckerman, author of the released-this-week Bringing Up Bébé, is surely hoping lightning strikes twice.

French Parents Don't Freak Out

Debra Ollivier | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Debra Ollivier

Though they love their kids passionately like everyone else, the French generally don't subvert their identities to the lives of their children.

Parents Hold Teachers Hostage

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

While people all over the world are "occupying" their local governments, police have refused to intervene after a group of parents have occupied the N...